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Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу

2 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup available
Offered in: English
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Baku old city tour for a small group up to 12 people.It is 2 hours tour. Entrance price to buildings Maiden tower and Shirvanshahs palace is separated and not depends on tour price.(About 15AZN for each)Enjoy personal and professional attention from your local tour guide during this tour where you will discover top attractions of Baku Old Town. You will learn about the main and unique monuments of Baku. Those include the Maiden Tower, the Palace of Shirvanshahs, the courtyard known as “Divankhana”, mosques and minarets, caravansaries and bathes. Old Baku has lots of treasures that will leave you with memories for many years. Baku Old Town Walking Tour will give you an insight about the rich history of oriental side of Baku. If you are the only registered to the tour please book until 1 hour before starting the tour.
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
Baku old city tour / Тур по Старому городу
  • What is included/excluded

    information about the monuments
    local tour guide
    conversation
    Entry/Admission - Miniature Books
    Entry/Admission - Workshop Ali Shamsi
    Entry/Admission - Gosha Gala Tower

    Excluded
    Coffee and/or Tea
    Dinner
    Bottled water
    Snacks
    Entry/Admission - Maiden Tower
    Entry/Admission - Palace of the Shirvanshahs
    Entry/Admission - Aga Mikayil Bath House
    Entry/Admission - Museum of Ethnography and Archeology
    Entry/Admission - House of Baku Khans
    Entry/Admission - Baku Marionette Theatre
    Entry/Admission - Beyler Mosque
  • Departure & Return

    Sabir Statue, İsmailiyyə Sarayı, 10 ул. Истиглалият, Bakı, Azerbaijan
  • What to Expect

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Maiden Tower, Downtown Baku Old City, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    Baku old city tour for a small group up to 8 people.it is 2 hours tour.Entrance price to buildings Maiden tower and Shirvanshahs palace is seperated and not depends on tour price.(About 15 AZN for each of them)Enjoy personal and professional attention from your local tour guide during this tour where you will discover top attractions of Baku Old Town. You will learn about the main and unique monuments of Baku. Those include the Maiden Tower, the Palace of Shirvanshahs, the courtyard known as “Divankhana”, mosques and minarets, caravansaries and bathes. Old Baku has lots of treasures that will leave you with memories for many years. Baku Old Town Walking Tour will give you an insight about the rich history of oriental side of Baku.İf you are the only registered to the tour please book at least 60 minutes before starting the tour.

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    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Zamkovskaya Side-street, 76 Icherisheher, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    Shirvanshah Palace was built in Baku in the 15th century for the rulers of Shirvan in connection with transferring the nation's capital from Shemakha to Baku.

    The complex includes the two-story building of the palace, the tomb, the mosque, the divanhane, the mausoleum of Sayyid Yahya Bakuvi, the bath, the eastern portal and the gate of Murad (16th cent.). The main building of the complex is the palace, which was started in 1411 by Shirvanshah Sheikh Ibrahim I. After his death the construction was continued by his son - Shirvanshah Khalilullah I. The laconic design, sunny tone of smooth surfaces of the walls, terrazzo lattice - shebeke of the upper windows and window slits of the lower floors of the building give it a unique expressiveness. The two-story building of the palace consists of about fifty different rooms of various sizes and shapes connected by three narrow spiral staircases. Of the 25 rooms on the second floor only 16 have survived.

    The ground floor of the building (27 rooms), which was used by servants and for the storage of domestic supplies, has been preserved exactly as it was built in the 15th century.

    The severity of the facade facing the front yard is different from the richer interpretation of other households’ buildings. Near the palace there is a mosque.

    Under the stalactite belt of the minaret is the inscription which reads: “...the greatest Sultan Khalil-Ullah I ordered the construction of this minaret. May Allah exalt the days of his rule and reign. The year of eight hundred and forty-five (1441-1442). Almost all the palaces of the Middle East had special facilities for the reception of ambassadors and the meetings, which were called “Divan-Khane” (State Council).

    Divan-Khane of the Shirvanshah palace complex is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of Azerbaijan. The slender portal, which served as the main entrance to the Divan-khane is decorated with stalactite semi-dome richly ornamented and inscribed. This portal is considered the most beautiful not only among the monuments of Baku but also among similar monuments of Iran and Asia Minor.

    In 1964 the complex was declared a museum and taken under state protection. Since then this unique monument of Azerbaijani architecture is one of the most popular tourist sites.

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Miniature Books, Gala lane, 1, Baku Azerbaijan

    The Museum of Miniature Books, located within the old city - Icheri Sheher, is included in the Guinness Book of Records as the museum with the largest number of miniature books. The creator of the museum, Zarifa Salahova has amassed this unique collection over the past 30 years. The only museum of miniature books in the world opened its doors on April 2, 2002. Today, the museum holds a unique collection of over 5,600 books published in 66 countries around the world.Entrance to Miniature books museum is free.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Juma Mosque, Asaf Zeynalli 49, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    Many of the architectural monuments of Baku were built on the ruins of very old buildings belonging to the pagan period in the history of Azerbaijan. Thus, according to archaeologists, the Maiden Tower is built on the site of a pagan temple. The basement of Sabail castle also contains some fragments of the older buildings. Juma mosque in the Icheri-sheher can also be listed among such monuments.Juma mosque or mosque in the Icheri-sheher has been functioning since the 12th century. This mosque was built in 1899 at the funds of Baku philanthropist Khadja Shikhali Dadashev. In 1888 the Russian academician A.Pavlinov took measurements of the Juma Mosque. The mosque was built on the site of the temple of fire worshipers. Only four uncoated arches remained from the old building, they allegedly belonged to the temple. According to many modern archaeologists, there was a pagan sacred center on the site of Juma Mosque, where the fire worshipers gathered.

    In the 14th century pagan temple was converted into a mosque. According to the inscription on the Mosque, "in the month of Rajab in the year 709 Hijri (1309) Amir Sharaf al-Din Mahmud ordered to update this mosque." In the 15th century, minaret was attached to the north side of the Mosque. By the end of the 19th century the old mosque came into disrepair and was replaced by a new one - Juma Mosque.

    Juma mosque itself is small. There is little hall for men, women's prayer rooms. The conical dome of the building, which rests on four pillars located in the center of the Juma Mosque ,is of special interest.

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    Old city area

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Vahid Monument, Old Town, Baku Azerbaijan

    Monument to Azerbaijani satiric poet Aliaga Vahid

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Bukhara Caravanserai, Qalla Street Old City, Baku Azerbaijan

    Bukhara Caravanserai

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: St. Bartholomew Church, Qulle Street Old City Baku near the Market Square, Baku Azerbaijan

    Remainings of St.Bartholomew church in Baku

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Quadrangular Tower, Kichik Gala Street, Baku Azerbaijan

    Quadrangular Tower

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Muhammad Mosque, 28 Kichik Qala Old City, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    Muhammad mosque was built in 1078-1079 years .

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Workshop Ali Shamsi, Boyuk Qala 84, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijani famous artist workshop

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Gosha Gala Tower, Baku Azerbaijan

    The Main gate of Baku Old City

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Aga Mikayil Bath House, Kicik Qala,16, Baku Azerbaijan

    Aga Mikayil Public Bath House

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Museum of Ethnography and Archeology, 42 Boyuk Gala Old City, Baku Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan Archaeology and Ethnography Museum

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Multani Caravansarai, Qalla Street Old City, Baku Azerbaijan

    Multani Caravansarai

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: House of Baku Khans, Boyuk Gala Street, 46 Old City Baku, Baku Azerbaijan

    House of Baku Khans

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Baku Marionette Theatre, Muslum Magomayev 20, Baku 1001 Azerbaijan

    Baku Marionette Theatre

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: House Museum of Vagif Mustafazadeh, 4 Vagif Mustafazade Lane, Baku Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijani jazz musician

    Duration: 1 minute

    Stop At: Khanagah, Azerbaijan

    Khanagah Cmplex or old Market square

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Beyler Mosque, Ilayas Afendiyov Street Old City Baku, Baku Azerbaijan

    Baylar Mosque Old City, Baku

    Duration: 1 minute

  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Not wheelchair accessible
    Near public transportation
    No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    Most travelers can participate
    This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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